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Financial Times, Jul 25 2017:

While the cause of the protests that have swept Venezuela is president Nicolás Maduro’s plan to rewrite the country’s constitution, the clashes come against a backdrop of collapsing living...

Devex, Jul 18 2017:

The recently-released second year results of one of the first development impact bonds offer evidence of the potential gains and challenges for the innovative financing tool. The timing for those...

Foreign Policy, Jul 17 2017:

The House is pushing a bill that would slash World Bank funding by almost half — a far deeper cut to the international finance organization than even President Donald Trump’s budget proposed....

Financial Times, Jul 17 2017:

As Mexico braces for the US to put its Nafta negotiating objectives in writing, potentially as soon as today, Washington’s letter last week to South Korea makes ominous reading.

“President...

CNBC, Jul 14 2017:

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen just weighed in on the opioid crisis in the U.S.

In her testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, Yellen said rampant opioid abuse in the...

BBC, Jul 13 2017:

The US has told South Korea it wants to renegotiate a free trade agreement it struck in 2012, citing a lopsided trading relationship.

It called South Korea a "key trading partner" but said...

Financial Times, Jul 12 2017:

The IMF has told the Democratic Republic of Congo that it will probably be unable to help bail out the economy unless the government moves to end the political impasse.

In a letter sent to...

Devex, Jul 11 2017:

HAMBURG — World leaders at the G-20 summit reached a consensus on an array of development issues, from investment in Africa to pandemic preparedness, during their two-day meeting in Hamburg,...

New York Times, Jul 10 2017:

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday named Randal K. Quarles, a former Treasury Department official, to serve as the Federal Reserve’s top watchdog overseeing Wall Street and to play a leading...

Devex, Jul 10 2017:

HAMBURG — The World Bank officially announced the creation of a more than $1 billion women’s economic empowerment facility — the brainchild of Ivanka Trump — at the G-20 Summit in Germany this...

Financial Times, Jul 7 2017:

Falling inflation remains the lone bright spot in Brazil’s otherwise scandal wrecked economy.

Consumer price increases – as measured by the country’s IPCA index – came in at 3 per cent in...

Financial Times, Jul 6 2017:

US Federal Reserve policymakers are ready to press ahead with the unwinding of its crisis-era economic stimulus programme within months, as they gear up to shrink the central bank’s swollen...

New York Times, Jul 4 2017:

The European Union and Japan have signaled that they plan to announce a broad agreement on trade on Thursday, a pointed challenge to President Trump, who is scheduled to attend a meeting of world...

Devex, Jul 3 2017:

A network of NGOs from the “global south” has accused international aid agencies, NGOs and donors of attempting to renege on their commitment to deliver a quarter of all emergency funding through...

Devex, Jun 30 2017:

BERLIN — The German government has expanded the agenda of next month’s G-20 Summit to include development issues that go well beyond the usual subject matter when the world’s richest countries...

Devex, Jun 29 2017:

In 2016, the Asian Development Bank carried out internal and external consultations with a range of stakeholders, to address the question: What needs to be fixed in the bank’s procurement system...

Coindesk, Jun 28 2017:

The world's largest multilateral development bank is launching a blockchain lab as part of a bid to pilot projects that can improve governance and social outcomes in the developing world.

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Wall Street Journal, Jun 27 2017:

Over the past quarter century, the North American Free Trade Agreement has done much to transform the region’s economy, rewiring supply chains, shaking up labor markets, altering consumer choices...

Wall Street Journal, Jun 25 2017:

ZURICH—The Bank for International Settlements warned Sunday that rising protectionist sentiment and a retreat from global cooperation on economic matters would threaten the world economy.

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Devex, Jun 23 2017:

Despite the Trump administration severing ties with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it still lives on in a modified form. Originally a 12-country partnership, the new TPP 11 is a planned trade...